Name: Abiola Adeogun Country of study: United Kingdom Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria Elective Period: 28/03/16 – 22/04/16 Duration of Elective: 4 weeks Speciality: Cardiology, Diabetes and Endocrine, Neurology and Respiratory Medicine What was a typical week like? A typical week included attending ward rounds and clinics attending occasional teaching… Read More Abiola Adeogun – Medical Elective – Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Name: Wumi Oworu Country of study: United Kingdom Elective Location: University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria Elective Period: 04/04/16 to 27/05/16 Duration of Elective: 8 weeks Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynaecology My experience in Nigeria was a wonderful experience, although I have visited Nigeria several times before, this elective period was my first… Read More Wumi Oworu – Medical Elective – University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria
As a student doctor (and potential student doctor) you have developed skills and acquired knowledge that can benefit many people around you, you do not have to travel to the other side of the globe to have a positive impact! It is amazing the opportunities you have as student doctors to support the health of… Read More How to Raise Money For A Medical Placement?
When you are in Abuja Nigeria, consider exploring these places! Gurara falls “This impressive waterfall, an hour’s drive from Abuja, is 30 metres tall with a span of up to 200 metres across, dependent on the season. There are two main streams of water crashing over the cliff face, however during the height of rainy… Read More When you are in Abuja, these are the places to visit! Part 1
Why not? There are a variety of medical specialities that would be a great opportunity to explore in Nigeria as a medical student. Let’s quickly look at Trauma and Orthopaedics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology as an example. Trauma and orthopaedics is a speciality that is ever evolving in Nigeria, Flying Doctors Nigeria has been effectively… Read More Elective In Nigeria – Why?
Medics’ Inn is simply a blog. We create and share posts to encourage and inspire student doctors along their journey. We also know, there are those who are pre-medical school and post-medical school who would also be encouraged and inspired by our content, so we encourage everyone to take a peak. As you can see, there… Read More Who is Medics’ Inn and Why are We here?
The University of Jos is a federal university in Jos, it was established in 1975 as a separate institution (from the University of Ibadan). Jos, is a city located in the belt of Nigeria, in Plateau State. Those who enrol on the MBBS medical programme at the University of Jos (Unijos) undergo a 5-6 year… Read More University of Jos, Medical School
We have put together a list of items to consider for your elective. White coats disposable gloves plastic aprons face mask (with visors) antiseptic hand scrubs liquid plaster theatre shoes Think carefully about following questions in respect to your purchases: Can I guarantee the hospital/clinic/etc will be able to provide me all my protective wear for… Read More Equipment For Your Elective
The idea of ‘health precautions’ for your elective can be quite confusing and overwhelming to explore. For those travelling to Nigeria from a non-African country there are several health issues you should consider. These include anti-malarial tablets, HIV prophylaxis, vaccines, etc. Here is a helpful resource by Travel Health Pro, that can shed some light on this confusing topic!… Read More Health Precautions For Your Elective In Nigeria
If you are medical student studying at a Medical School outside of Nigeria (and do not possess a Nigerian passport) it is important you contact the Nigerian Embassy to be aware of the cost of a visa application and the documents required. It is important to do this months in advance of your elective or… Read More Making Contact With The Nigerian Embassy